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Symbol  Format  Data 

°  Code Point 
U+00B0 
TeX 
\degree 

SVG 
In math, the degrees symbol is used to represent an angle measured in degrees. The symbol is typically used in an expression like this:
In plain language, this represents a 45degree angle.
The degrees symbol is also used in physics as a unit of temperature for Fahrenheit and Celsius.
Degrees are a unit of measurement for angles, representing the rotation between two rays. The degree angle system divides a full rotation into 360 units called degrees.